May 11, 2022

Greater Dayton Vascular Care Project Completed Ahead of Schedule

Greater Dayton Vascular Care in Moraine, Ohio, specializes in dialysis access management for patients suffering from end-stage renal disease. The center promises prompt appointments and exceptional care for its patients. When the client decided to expand and renovate its office into an ambulatory surgery center (ASC), keeping operations up and running without disruption was imperative.

In need of a trusted guide that could expertly manage the project, the client contacted Miller Valentine Construction.

Expanding and renovating with care

Greater Dayton Vascular Care is managed by Azura Vascular Care and is part of Fresenius Medical Care, the world’s largest leading provider of products and services for individuals with kidney disease. The center opened in Moraine, Ohio, in 2010.

In 2021, the client acquired adjacent tenant space to expand its office to 7,000 square feet. Our scope of work included replacing the HVAC, lighting, nurse call, and access control systems; upgrading the medical gas system and installing a backup power system. In addition, we replaced all finishes, flooring, and casework. All of the work needed to comply with the ASC certification requirements of the Ohio Department of Health and the Joint Commission.

Keeping the client up and running was essential. All work was completed at night, and the Miller Valentine team conducted daily walkthroughs before the center opened to ensure everything was in order before patients arrived. A mobile wall system enabled our construction crews to uphold infection control standards while they worked.

Collaborating with our client and the architect, our team identified opportunities to reduce the number of project phases from four to two. The change compressed the project schedule and enabled Greater Dayton Vascular Care to remain operational throughout the duration of the project.

Staying agile despite disruption

As supply chain disruptions have snarled construction projects across the country, our project team needed to devise creative solutions to keep the project moving. For example, when the new HVAC rooftop unit was delayed by more than three months, we worked with the engineering team to design a temporary HVAC plan. The plan enabled us to stay on schedule until the new unit could be installed. Specialized lighting for the operating rooms was also substantially delayed. In response, we worked with the client’s suppliers and engineering team to install temporary lighting that would meet the necessary requirements.

The team’s agility paid off; the project was completed ahead of schedule and with no unplanned downtime for the client.

“I’m proud of my team for being on top of the changes so that we could provide stability and certainty for the staff and patients of Greater Dayton Vascular Care,” said Kassie Holmes, Project Manager. “Despite supply chain disruptions and the challenge of working during a pandemic, we completed our project early.”

“Kassie and her team executed a complex phasing plan flawlessly to bring this ASC conversion project across the finish line ahead of schedule.  Collapsing the timeline to ensure rapid treatment for our patients is of the highest value.” – John Browne CHC, Manager Vascular Division – FICS


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